Man shot after disparaging comments about gunman's girlfriend

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ATLANTA —

A shooting inside an Atlanta gas station left some college students inside running for their lives.

The shooting happened at a Chevron gas station on Lowery Boulevard in southwest Atlanta.

Police said the victim made a derogatory comment about the shooter’s girlfriend and the two began to argue shortly after midnight on Friday. The shooter went out to his car, got his gun, came back inside the gas station and started shooting.

Isaiah Brown, a Morehouse student, said he heard the argument and witnessed the shooting.

“We just ran. We hid in the freezer and we just called the cops. And the cops came by, it was a very quick response. That was great,” Brown said.

The victim was hit in the leg and the wrist, but survived. No one else in the store was hurt.

Police said they hope the victim can help them identify the shooter, who got away.